Definition of purposeless:
irresolute, skeletal, futile, diminished, wasted, spare, worn down, wearied, gaunt, planless, supernumerary, faint-hearted, worn, unpointed, redundant, unavailing, inefficient, faltering, afloat, undirected, dim, nitwitted, bony, adrift, feeble, ineffective, indistinct, listless, mindless, worn out, reasonless, otiose, squandered, excess, pinched, emaciated, faulty, senseless, half-hearted, supererogatory, useless, worthless, rudderless, timid, superfluous, defective, indolent, meaningless, insensible, haggard, soft-witted, faded, faineant, pointless, work-shy, ill-defined, weak, pathetic, cadaverous, purpose, directionless, ineffectual, slothful, atrophied, exhausted, languid, aimless, desultory, lazy, fatigued, surplus, witless, extra, faint.
- "The Woman in Black", Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
They asked her some questions- questions which were so random and incoherent and seemingly purposeless that the girl felt sure that the old people's minds had been affected by their sudden good fortune; the sharp and watchful gaze which they bent upon her frightened her, and that completed the business.- "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009.
- "The Fruit of the Tree", Edith Wharton.